We went gaming at a VR arcade in Hong Kong


TechCrunch was in Hong Kong final week for tech convention Rise — the place we watched two robots speaking collectively on stage, amongst different issues. The occasion is well-known for its after-parties and social actions, however one night time we sneaked away from the gang with a number of mates to take a look at a digital actuality arcade.

Playdium is a brand new entry to the town, having solely opened its doorways initially of July. The studio is kitted out with a dozen or so VR ‘stations’ that embody digital boxing, gun fights, combats video games, and even a Japanese Gundam robotic machine.

Awesome video games apart, the expertise was a tiring one — extra attention-grabbing than the fitness center for certain, and extra fulfilling than gaming from the sofa.

Sessions value HK$260 (US$33) per hour on weekdays, and HK$280 (US$36) per hour on Fridays and weekends. The firm advises clients to ebook forward of time.

You can discover extra about Playdium on its Facebook web page.

If you’re not in Hong Kong, why not monitor down the closest VR arcade to you in case you fancy a special sort of evenings out with mates?

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